s the SIM card registration deadline fast approaches, many mobile users are still confused as to how to check their RICA status.

MTN subscribers can dial *131*4#. They will receive a message stating whether their number has been registered for RICA. If that does not work, call the MTN RICA centre on 083 123 7422.

Alternatively, MTN offers an online checking service where users can enter their cellphone number to check their status.

Vodacom subscribers can SMS the word RICA to 31050 (free of charge), or call 082 111.

For Cell C, users can check their status by dialling *133*7422*. For more information on RICA, call 084 147.

Virgin Mobile customers can dial *124# from their phone, and will receive an SMS confirming their RICA status.

According to Telkom, anyone with access to the 8ta mobile service can safely assume the RICA process has been completed, since 8ta only provides service to those who have complied with the RICA process.

Anyone who is not RICA compliant can do so by visiting an outlet store of their service provider and presenting a green bar-coded ID, proof of residence and SIM card/s. The final deadline is 30 June.